GPM "Unique Perspectives" Photo and Video Contest

GPM "Unique Perspectives" Contest

UPDATE: The GPM "Unique Perspectives" Photo Contest is now closed for submissions. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest, we loved all of your entries and thoroughly appreciate your participation!

We will be selecting winners over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.



NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission wants to see your photos and videos of precipitation from unique perspectives!

There are many ways to view precipitation. Rain gauges collect water as it hits the ground. Weather radars detect rain and snow as it falls through the air. Research aircraft can measure moisture while flying through clouds, and satellites like the GPM Core Observatory can view precipitation from space.

How do you view precipitation? Get out your cameras and show us! We'd like to see weather from all angles - far away, up close, above, below and inside - the more creative and unique, the better.  Post your coolest photos and videos of precipitation from unique perspectives, and we’ll choose the best ones to post on the NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions websites ( &

While we welcome images of extreme weather, we don't want YOU to be too extreme. So before you take that photo, please make sure you're keeping safe.

Submission Details

  • The submission period is from 11/1/13 - 1/1/14.
  • There are three online services which you can use to submit your work:
  • Please provide as much information with the submission as you are comfortable providing:
    • Your name.
    • Affiliation (e.g. school, community group, etc.).
    • Location where photo was taken (country, city, state, latitude, longitude).
    • Any other interesting details about the photo and how it was taken.
  • To avoid overwhelming the group, please limit your posts to 10 submissions per person.
  • Winning photos will be selected by a group of judges comprised of NASA scientists and outreach personnel, and will be judged based on their creativity and artistic merit.

Official Rules

  • All photos and videos must be your original property.
  • No inappropriate content.
  • Your photos must comply with the terms of service for the site you are using:
  • All entrants must be 13 years old or older.
  • If your submission is selected as a winner you will be required to email us a high resolution non-watermarked version of the photo or video, and sign and submit a NASA release form to provide us with the rights to republish your work. This includes granting NASA a royalty-free, irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display, modify, create derivative works of the submission, or otherwise use the work for Federal purposes, and authorize others to do so.
  • By submitting an entry to this contest you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in this document, and breaking any of these terms and conditions will result in immediate disqualification from the contest.

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